Back in September, Oliver Hall MD, was invited over to Crestron Masters in Florida, USA to do a workshop as part of his Diamond Certification. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Crestron accreditation scheme for their programmers ... this is a big deal!
The 2022 CEDIA Awards was held at The Brewery in London last Friday, unfortunately we weren’t able to make it … what an event to miss! This year represented the 17th awards event and saw almost 400 industry professionals gather, with attendees from countries including Belgium, India, Pakistan, Cyprus, Germany, France, South Africa, the USA, and the UK.
We were following the evening on twitter and were delighted when Cooper House – the project that Stephen Nevison from Intuitive Homes and Ultamation delivered earlier this year – won Best Integrated Home Level II for EMEA. We started to celebrate the win, only to find out shortly afterwards it had won another award – this time for Excellence in Lighting! It then went on to win another two awards; Life Lived Best at Home and Technology Meet Design. WOW!”
The team at Ultamation are working hard in writing new drivers to meet the demands of Crestron Programmers who are using Crestron Home. We have a good reputation for writing drivers which work well however sometimes we might not have the right equipment available to test it
We want to make sure every single driver we publish is something you and your customers can have complete confidence in. To that end, we've introduced a "ready for testing" badge on our shop for drivers we have in development, but feel they would benefit from some extra testing before we release the product.
If there is a particular driver that you are searching for, please get in touch on the support email as it might be something we're working on or one that we can add onto the list.
We are delighted to announce that we have taken on a new member of the Ultamation team ... welcome Tom Williams!
Tom originally graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Liverpool John Moores University, and having thoroughly enjoyed the problem solving and computing elements decided to specialise with a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. Tom is already showing his value as a new team member and we're looking forward to what the future holds for all of us.
We've been quiet on our website news page as we have been working hard on adding new Crestron Home Drivers to our shop. We now have almost 30 Crestron Home drivers, in addition to 28 Crestron modules, various tools and our popular UC-DMX-200 controller.
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We are delighted to announce that, in this very strange year, we have won the CEDIA Award 2020 for ‘The Best Integrated Home – level I’, with our partner, Intuitive Homes. This is our third win in a row!
It's looking ever more likely that no one will escape the impact of COVID-19 and Ultamation send our best wishes to all of our clients, partners, employees and their families. Based on the advice from the UK government, Ultamation will be attempting to limit potential exposure to the virus and reduce the risk of propagating it further so we have instructed all employees to work from home. Fortunately, the nature of much of our business allows us to continue with our normal routine so we are operating as normal wherever possible, but please bear with us if support cases take a little longer to respond to.
The end of January 2020 saw an important milestone for Oliver Hall, MD of Ultamation. He was informed that he had achieved Platinum status as a Crestron Certified Programmer – one of only two in the UK and nine worldwide!
If you haven’t heard about Theme Creator, it’s an alternative to using Crestron Studio for the creation of Smart Graphics themes. However, rather than listening to the marketing blub from us … here’s a few recent comments Crestron Programmers who have bought it and use it:
“I thought I’d take a moment to give some positive feedback on an awesome product. If you are like me and have spent years cursing Studio for theme editing or creating, stop right now!
Many people already use SIMPLified 2, Niko Brasseur for example says:
“At A-Knowledge, Simplified 2 has helped us improve our Crestron programming and has given us the means to achieve clean, bug free solutions at a much higher rate. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the cost for the license was literally earned back the same day that bought it.”
It has been helping the Crestron programming community for over a year now, so thought it was time for an update and added, what we think are, some great features!